Yacht Charter St. Kitts & Nevis

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A St. Kitts yacht charter delivers the ultimate Caribbean holiday. Experience idyllic island hopping from deserted cays to fashionable harbors.

A hidden jewel among the archipelago of the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean, the two islands of St. Kitts and Nevis hit the sweet spot in terms of location and facilities for the yachting sector. Whether you are looking for a week-long itinerary or a long weekend, Saint Kitts and Nevis is the perfect link in an enticing chain. If you crave a Caribbean idyll with a swirling blend of black volcanic sand mixed with white coral particles, lush rainforests, and relaxed charm, then a St. Kitts yacht charter is the obvious choice. The island offers an exotic concoction of modern chic and laidback Caribbean attitude both ashore and on the water, with endless opportunities for fun and adventure.

Combining onshore and offshore activities on a St. Kitts and Nevis yacht charter

Although the luxury and comfort on board your charter yacht are hard to compete with, we encourage you to explore the island’s stunning interior or spend a few nights ashore before or after your charter; Saint Kitts and Nevis offers the quintessential Caribbean experience.

Most charters combine dining aboard and ashore for the duration of a yacht charter. Restaurants are strategically located throughout the twin islands, most of which take advantage of the spectacular sea views from various vantage points. For those seeking laid-back and soothing Caribbean experiences ashore, look no further than St. Kitts’ scenic golf courses and full-service spa facilities. While you’re being pampered in the spa surrounded by breathtaking scenic views, your partner will enjoy endless rounds of golf as the balmy breeze keeps them cool. Afterward, you will meet back and dine at one of St. Kitts’ reputable restaurants.

During a yacht charter, you can explore the islands from every aspect, dropping anchor in any of the naturally protected coves that dot the coastline. Spend days swimming in the clear blue waters before taking the tender ashore to discover the islands’ plethora of cultural and heritage sites and natural wonders.

Northrop & Johnson excels at arranging luxury yacht charters in St. Kits and Nevis. We have access to the best yachts for charter in the Caribbean and can curate a yacht charter itinerary that meets your precise vacation experience. Contact our team today.

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Charter Highlights St. Kitts & Nevis

  • Catch the St. Kitts and Nevis Masquerades performing rhythmic dances in colorful and intricate costumes
  • Head to Basseterre with its colonial clapboard and Georgian-style colonial buildings home to boutiques and galleries
  • The south-west coast also offers plenty of sheltered anchorages with bays for all manner of watersports
  • Play a game of golf at the Four Seasons Robert Trent Jones II-designed course, Nevis
  • Step ashore for the occasional rum punch at Pinney's Beach, Nevis
  • Take advantage of the private jet terminal with exclusive KayanJet Lounge facilities
  • Be one of the thrill seekers who choose a snorkel experience looking for sharks around the islands and admire from afar the underwater hot springs
  • Explore Brimstone Hill National Park, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can embark on a thrilling zipline adventure through a silk cotton tree field or descend into the steaming crater floor of the volcano that created the islands.

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St. Kitts & Nevis FAQs

Why charter a yacht in St. Kitts and Nevis?

There are so many reasons why you should charter a luxury crewed yacht in St. Kitts and Nevis. As a lesser-known destination, you’ll enjoy fewer crowds, especially on the island of Nevis. Indeed, St. Kitts and Nevis are regarded as the hidden beauty jewels of the Caribbean. The islands are amongst some of the most beautiful in the Caribbean, thanks to their stunning rainforest, varied topography, and beautiful beaches lapped by the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea paradise. Cap this off with refined experiences and luxurious resorts, and you have the recipe for the ultimate Caribbean getaway. Finally, St. Kitts is an easy island to reach, with regular commercial flights to the US, as well as the ability to accommodate private jets.

What to do on a yacht charter in St. Kitts?

There are so many wonderful things to do on a yacht charter in St. Kitts. Here are some of the best things to see and do:

  • Visit Brimstone National Park and Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is steeped in history. Make sure you also explore Fort George Citadel.
  • Hike to the volcanic peak of Mount Liamuiga Volcano and be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views and unspoiled beauty landscapes. This is also a great spot for bird-watching. Northrop & Johnson can arrange for private guided tours during your luxury St. Kitts yacht charter.
  • Enjoy a ride on one of the few working Caribbean trains. This scenic railway runs across the island and is a great way to soak up the island’s scenery.
  • Visit Wingfield Estate, set in the picturesque foothills of St. Kitts’ central mountain range and fringed by tropical rainforest. The plantation dates back to 1625 when its original crops were tobacco and indigo, then later sugar cane. You can also see the original rum distillery.
  • Experience a Dune Buggy adventure, offering a fun and alternative way to explore the island.
  • Learn about the history of St. Kitts by visiting Fair View Great House and Botanical Garden, a beautifully restored building boasting striking colonial architecture. Originally built by the French Military in 1701, the house is now a fascinating museum with rooms furnished in authentic colonial style.
  • Sink beneath the waves and dive the Wreck of the River Tow, a large freighter that sank in 1981 and now rests just off Frigate Bay at depths of around 25ft to 50ft. Now split into two sections, the wreck is home to lots of marine life.
  • Enjoy fine dining at one of Saint Kitts’ fine dining restaurants, including Marshalls, Serendipity, and The Pavilion.
  • Relax on St. Kitts’ many white sand beaches; the best are often only accessible by boat.

What to do on a yacht charter in Nevis?

Nevis is equally as blessed as its neighbor, Saint Kitts, and as an under-the-radar Caribbean island, it is a popular hideaway with A-listers and jet-setters. Here are some of the best things to see and do on a yacht charter in Nevis:

  • Anchor off the palm-fringed, white sandy beach of Pinney Beach. Make the most of your luxury yacht charter’s many water toys, or have your yacht’s crew set up a picnic for you on the beach.
  • Explore the New River and Coconut Estates and discover Nevis’ former sugar cane industry, which was the wealthiest sugar cane economy in the British West Indies.
  • Visit the Alexander Hamilton House and History Museum for in-depth information on the island’s history and culture.
  • Sip on cocktails at the bright and colorful Sunshine’s Bar and Grill, including its iconic Killer Bee rum punch cocktail. The bar is located right on the beach and offers a fun, laid-back vibe that personifies island life in the Caribbean.
  • Enjoy an adventure exploring Nevis Peak and its natural hot springs, which reportedly offer a range of therapeutic benefits. The hot springs at Bath Village are amongst the most popular.
  • Visit the stunning Botanical Gardens of Nevis, filled with colorful tropical plants, flowering trees, and shrubs.
  • Sink under the waves and enjoy a snorkeling or diving adventure exploring the many coral reefs that lie just off the coast of Nevis.

What wildlife and marine life can I expect to see when cruising around St. Kitts & Nevis?

St. Kitts and Nevis boast lovely flora and fauna, both above and below the waves. Here are some critters to look out for:

On land:

  • Mongoose
  • Iguanas
  • African Green Vervet Monkeys
  • Several species of bats

Below the waves:

  • Grouper
  • Barracuda
  • Turtles
  • Lobster
  • Sharks
  • Rays
  • Whales
  • Dolphins

When is the best time to charter a yacht in St. Kitts and Nevis?

The best time to charter a luxury yacht in St. Kitts and Nevis is during the winter months, known as the dry season, due to the very limited chance of rain. During the winter months, charterers can expect superb weather, with sun-drenched days and wonderfully warm sea and air temperatures ideal for maximizing time spent on your crewed yacht charter. The peak superyacht charter season in St. Kitts and Nevis typically runs from November to the end of April. Low season – also known as hurricane or rainy season – runs from May to early November. While it is still possible to charter a yacht in St. Kitts and Nevis during the summer months, there is a higher chance of inclement weather.

Are there any special events or festivals happening during the year in St. Kitts & Nevis?

Yes, St. Kitts and Nevis boast a yearly calendar of vibrant events and festivals, each boasting a unique Caribbean vibe. Here’s some of the best:

  • St. Kitts Nevis Carnival – the country’s biggest annual event, held over Christmas and New Year. Enjoy a superb selection of colorful street parties, processions, and performances.
  • Sugar Mas Grand Parade – held on New Year’s Day, this extravagant parade is a must-see during a private yacht charter in St. Kitts.
  • St. Kitts Music Festival – held every June, enjoy a line-up of top international music talent in the colonial capital of Basseterre.
  • Restaurant Week – this festival is one for foodies, held around July. Enjoy delicious tasting menus that celebrate traditional Caribbean cuisine and local delicacies.

If you want to book a luxury yacht charter to St. Kitts. and Nevis to enjoy a special event or festival, the charter brokers at Northrop & Johnson will be delighted to assist you. Contact our team today.

Where should I embark on my private yacht charter - St. Kitts or Nevis?

Most St. Kitts and Nevis yacht charters will start on the island of St. Kitts, which offers easy international connections by commercial airline or private jet thanks to the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport. US commercial airlines that fly to St. Kitts include American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. St. Kitts’ International Airport also boasts a private jet terminal, making St. Kitts and Nevis within easy reach of those traveling from the US and further afield.

Are there any specific regulations or guidelines for fishing and diving in St. Kitts when chartering a private yacht?

Yes, there are regulations around fishing. To fish in St. Kitts, you must hold a license. If you want to fish while on a yacht charter in St. Kitts and Nevis, your charter broker will liaise with the boat’s captain to ensure you comply with the necessary regulations. There are currently no regulations around diving in St. Kitts and Nevis. 

How much is it to rent a yacht in St. Kitts and Nevis?

The cost of a luxury yacht rental in St. Kitts and Nevis will depend largely on the size of the charter yacht, its onboard amenities, its year of build and the shipbuilder, and the length of your charter vacation. The entry point typically starts at around US$50,000 per week, plus VAT and the Advanced Provisioning Allowance or APA, which typically adds a further 10% to the total cost. The world’s finest superyachts and mega yachts charter for $1 million plus. If you want to charter a luxury yacht in St. Kitts, contact Northrop & Johnson. We boast the largest selection of charter yachts and can craft an incredible charter itinerary for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday on the water.

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